Dutch Lonborg

Dutch Lonborg (1898-1985)

Teams coached: McPherson Bulldogs, Washburn Ichabods, Northwestern Wildcats
Washburn record: 52-13 (.800)
Northwestern record: 236-203 (.538)
Overall record^: 288-216 (.571)

Career Accomplishments:


  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (inducted 1973)
  • National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame (inducted 2006)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1927-1950 Northwestern
1924-1927 Washburn
1921-1923 McPherson

Dutch Lonborg Facts

  • Arthur C. Lonborg
  • Born March 16, 1898
  • Died January 31, 1985
  • Hometown: Gardner, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: University of Kansas (BA, 1921)
  • Played basketball, baseball and football at Kansas; played basketball for head coaches Phog Allen and W.O. Hamilton
  • Became the head basketball and football coach at McPherson College (KS) in 1921
  • Moved on to Washburn University in Topeka in 1923, spending four seasons as head basketball coach
    • Went 52-13 overall, including a 15-0 mark during the 1924-25 season
    • Also served as an assistant coach with the football program in 1923
  • Became the head basketball coach at Northwestern in 1927, coaching the Wildcats for 23 seasons
  • Returned to his alma mater in 1950 to serve Kansas’ athletic director (1950-63)
    • Named athletic director-emeritus at Kansas in 1964 following his retirement
  • Though he never coached in the NCAA Tournament, he was chairman of the NCAA Tournament Committee from 1947 to 1960
    • Was a manager with Team USA’s gold medal-winning basketball team for the 1960 Olympics
  • Inducted into the Naismith HOF in 1973 and the inaugural 2006 class of the College Basketball HOF
  • Passed away in Lawrence, KS at the age 86; survived by his wife, Edna, and son, Arthur

Dutch Lonborg Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only